Boardwalk Fun Run

1K and 5K

The Boardwalk Fun Run has been canceled for 2020. All race registrants will be refunded.

Check back soon for 2021 race information!

1K- Ages 12 and Under
5K- Ages 4 and Up

Lace up your shoes and join the fun with this family-friendly race through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!


Do I have to be an experienced runner to participate?

This is a non-competitive race that you can experience with friends and family. Every finisher gets a medal! Run, jog, or walk along the course.

What are the categories and prizes for the top finishers?

1K- Every finisher gets a medal PLUS top finishers from each category get two attractions tickets (valid for Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Fright Walk, or Laser Maze—sorry not valid for bowling).

Top Male Top Female
Ages 0-4    Ages 0-4   
Ages 5-6  Ages 5-6 
Ages 7-8  Ages 7-8 
Ages 9-10   Ages 9-10  
Ages 11-12  Ages 11-12 

5K- Every finisher gets a medal PLUS top finishers from each category get two Boardwalk All-Day Rides Wristbands.

Top Male Top Female
Ages 4-8 Ages 4-8
Ages 10-14 Ages 10-14
Ages 15-19 Ages 15-19
Ages 20-24 Ages 20-24
Ages 25-29 Ages 25-29
Ages 30-34 Ages 30-34
Ages 35-39 Ages 35-39
Ages 40-44 Ages 40-44
Ages 45-49 Ages 45-49
Ages 50-54 Ages 50-54
Ages 55-59 Ages 55-59
Ages 60-64 Ages 60-64
Ages 65+ Ages 65+

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the Boardwalk's various parking lots for $15. Street parking is also available.

Where is the starting line?

Starting line is in the Boardwalk Colonnade near the Pirate Ship.

Can I get a discount for Boardwalk rides if I participate?

Yes, stick around and enjoy the park! Once you register you will be given a discount code for $8 off Ride Wristband for race day.

Can parents run with their children?

Parents are welcome to run with their registered child (under 12 years old) in the 1K. Parents and children must both be registered for the 5K run.

Can I run with a stroller?

Yes, strollers are allowed. 

Is the run timed?

Yes, we are pleased to offer BibChip timing with a shotgun start.

What is the cancellation and transfer policy?

The event will be held rain or shine. Sorry, we cannot issue refunds. Registrations are non-transferable to another person.

Who is this year's charity?

This year a portion of all registrations will go to Camp Opportunity, a free camp for kids in foster care in Santa Cruz County

Can my animal run with me?

No, for the safety of all participants, we do not allow animals at our race.

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